MDC’s Campaign Focuses on Our Trees and Forests

Trees Work. Trees work for your health. Trees work for your family. Trees work for your wallet. Trees work.

Did you know that being around trees lowers your blood pressure and pulse rate? Guess what else. Kids perform better on tests and have reduced symptoms on ADHD after being in nature. And, trees along streets raise home values by $8000 on average. Trees work.
At the same time that they provide habitat for wildlife, wood products and shade for our homes, trees work in other incredibly important and surprising ways we are only beginning to understand.

The Missouri Department of Conservation has a new educational campaign called Trees Work to increase awareness of the benefits our trees and forests provide. Many of us appreciate the beauty of an oak releasing its tender spring leaves or a maple shading our deck without being aware of the real and valuable benefits those trees are providing for our health, our families, our wallets and our environment. The Trees Work campaign strikes a one, two punch by letting Missourians know all the ways trees and forests are working for you in your everyday life and providing information on what you can do about it-how you can promote good forestry management no matter how much land you own.

Now, let’s get Missouri’s trees back on our radar screen. After all, Trees Work! Be watching for Trees Work activities and information in your area. Visit www.treeswork.org to learn more and get involved. And, help us spread the message that our trees and forests are more than pretty, static things.

Trees Work!!! www.TREESWORK.org